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Caves (Sandsend) water temperature
Caves (Sandsend) ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Caves (Sandsend) Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(North East England, UK)

Today's Caves (Sandsend) sea temperature is 7.0 °C.

Statistics for 15 Apr (1981–2005) – mean: 7.0 °C, range: 5.5 °C to 7.9 °C

Very cold water temperature (7 °C) at Caves (Sandsend). Despite the sunshine, even with a thick winter wetsuit, neoprene hood, gloves and boots it will be difficult to stay comfortable in the sea for long today.

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Caves (Sandsend). This has been derived from analysis of two decades of oceanographic satellite measurements of nearby open water. We have calculated the average water temperature variation around the year as well as the extremes that have been observed on each date.

Caves (Sandsend) Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Caves (Sandsend) water temperatures peak in the range 14 to 17°C (57 to 63°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their minimum on about the 24th of February, in the range 3 to 7°C (37 to 45°F). The warmest seasonal water temperatures at Caves (Sandsend) in early to mid August lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. The minimum water temperatures at Caves (Sandsend) mean that you will need a flexible 6/5/4mm wetsuit or a well fitting 5/4mm wetsuit with gloves and 5mm neoprene booties and a hood to surf here in the fourth week of February.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Caves (Sandsend) can vary by several degrees compared with these open water averages. This is especially true after heavy rain, close to river mouths or after long periods of strong offshore winds. Offshore winds cause colder deep water to replace surface water that has been warmed by the sun. Air temperature, wind-chill and sunshine should also be considered before deciding on the kind of wetsuit needed to stay warm when surfing at Caves (Sandsend). Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.